This programme concentrates on a range of analysis and design methods using the principal structural materials of reinforced concrete, steel, timber and masonry.
It covers both the theoretical background and the design implications of structural engineering and shares the same modules as the Civil Engineering BEng (H200) during the first three years. There is an emphasis on advanced analysis and design and you will have the opportunity to use state-of-the-art commercial design software.
Programme in detail
In addition to covering core topics in Civil Engineering, you will study various aspects of structural design in greater depth. You will complete an individual research project as well as an industry project, a multidisciplinary group study and a group design project.
Department Key Facts
Number of first year students
316 Year One undergraduates in 2016
UK league tables
Ranked 15th (Aerospace) in the Sunday Times/Times University Guide 2017 and General Engineering is ranked 5th in the UK for 4* and 3* research in the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014
90% of our graduates are in work/study six months after graduation (Unistats 2016)
Why this subject?
Be a modern engineer for the future. We are committed to developing the modern professional engineers for the future. We ensure that your learning environment reflects your future working environment. We have received many accolades from the engineering industry who regard our graduates amongst the most employable in the world. Our emphasis is on active learning, supported by traditional lectures and tutorials, as well as the opportunities to be involved in research-led teaching, conducted in collaboration with industry, Government, research laboratories and academics around the world.
Outstanding facilities. We are a centre of excellence for engineering research. We house the UK Centre for Materials Education and have a highly respected reputation for superb experimental facilities. Our recent £32 million redevelopment includes the new Active Learning Laboratory, one of the largest and best-equipped laboratories in Europe. State-of-the-art facilities include; two research-standard full motion flight simulators (one of which is unique within the academic world), mechanical robotics, wind turbines, a water flume, additive layer manufacturing and many more.
Flexible programmes. The programmes are very flexible, providing opportunities for specialisation in one discipline or a broad skill base across all engineering disciplines. All programmes can accommodate a Year Out in industry for those students wishing to take this option.
MEng Accredited CEng (Full). Our MEng degrees in Civil Engineering are accredited as fully satisfying the educational base for a Chartered Engineer (CEng).
The accrediting body is the Joint Board of Moderators for the Institution of Civil Engineers, Institution of Structural Engineers, Institute of Highway Engineers, and The Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation. Please see www.jbm.org.uk for further information.